Student wellbeing in this new semester

Nieuws - 18 februari 2021 - Communication

It’s almost a year since corona forced TU Delft education online. As the initiative “Dear Mark…” by students from Delft, Leiden and Utrecht has highlighted, the change in lifestyle and approach to education has tested student’s resilience and adaptivity, with their wellbeing rating going up and down following the variations in the regulations.

TU Delft has always recognised the importance of integrating online with on-campus education, and is keen to resume this hybrid approach as soon as it is safe to do so. For this reason, TU Delft has recently expressed its interest in carrying out a pilot to gather knowledge on how to reopen laboratories, study areas and workplaces while safeguarding the health of students and staff.

While a possible pilot scheme is considered by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, IDE staff and students are working hard to hold our community together even while we’re apart.  Teachers are working exceptionally hard to deliver great online educational.  And the ID Study Association is also playing a role in making sure that students feel supported and empowered for this new semester. Here are just a few of their tips:

  • If you’re the kind of person that listens to music while studying to relax, this might be just the playlist for you!
  • Maybe you want to have a chat or have a specific question for the friendly Study Association team? Then you can pass by their online desk everyday  (except Wednesdays)  from 11:00 to 12:00.
  • Among the many initiatives they propose, their MoveID will take place this weekend, followed by an ActID lecture by Floris Alkemade on 24 February and the sold-out Master Meetup Day.
  • If you don’t want to miss a guided walk on a route in Delft with some drinks, then tune in to the #rondjelopen tag on their Instagram.
  • Finally, the board members of ID want to remind you of the the golden rules for a healthy and balanced study session: staying seated and trying to focus all day is not good for you. So, stand up, move about and take a break. Consider organising online study sessions with your peers. Set times and objectives for your days and make your workspace as comfortable and ergonomic as possible!

To further support IDE graduating students, the second intervention of the “Co-creating the graduation journey” project will soon take place during the Graduation Community kick-off day of IDE on 1 March from 9:00 to 12:30. If you are starting your graduation between the beginning of February and the first half of March, grab this opportunity to be part of the programme by signing up here.

For any other matter, for example if you’re concerned about your studies or would like to discuss the possibility of studying at the faculty due to mental/physical problems, you can always contact IDE Academic counsellors, or visit TU Delft’s page on Wellbeing and Study for more valuable resources